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Agricultural archives reference collection Colchester (N.S. : County) File
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Booklets on the Schools of Agriculture, Horticulture, and the Provincial Normal School

This file contains five booklets : 2 copies of "The School of Agriculture 1885 - 1905" by Harvey W. MacPhee ; 1985. 2 copies of "The Nova Scotia School of Horticulture 1894-1904" by Sean D. Smith ; 1987. 1 copy of "Alexander Forrester and the Establishment of a Normal School" by Robert P Harvey ; 1989.

The cooperative movement and principles of consumers cooperation

This file contains 2 pamphlets annotated with “A. B. Banks” and “A.B. B.” It is suspected this is two different people. It is assumed that A. B. Banks” or “Anthony Banks” is the same as the namesake award, the A. B. Banks Memorial Scholarship. From the website: “This scholarship is given by friends and family in memory of A.B. Banks, a former Director of Livestock Services Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. Mr. Banks was highly dedicated to the agricultural industry throughout his 35 year career in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Atlantic Canada. He was born and raised in the Annapolis Valley and graduated from the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College and the Ontario Agricultural College. His career included service with the Canada Department of Agriculture, the Newfoundland Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. As one of the first agricultural representative in Nova Scotia, he served the counties of Colchester, Halifax, and Cumberland. He was a strong advocate of improved farm management skills and believed this to be an important key to improving agricultural production.”

International Harvester Lines almanac and encylopedia

This file contains a 1913 International Harvester Company (IHC) almanac and encyclopedia (International Harvester Lines). The first edition of this almanac was issued in 1908. The almanac focuses on the practical side of farm and country life. It features tables of useful information and authoritative articles of an educational character, as well as astronomical data and calculations which formed such a noteworthy part of all earlier Almanacs. Included is a list of International Harvester Company of America (Incorporated) Canadian Branch Houses with the only Atlantic location being St. John, N.B. Includes illustrations.
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